ALAMOSA METAR SITE, Colorado Experimental Fire Weather Point Forecast Matrice(PFM).

ALAMOSA METAR-ALAMOSA CO
37.46N 105.87W ELEV. 7620 FT
952 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

DATE             WED 04/23/14            THU 04/24/14            FRI 04/25/14
MDT 3HRLY     03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00

MAX/MIN                      65          22          64          28          68
TEMP                   63 65 60 45 36 27 23 39 52 62 62 48 40 34 29 49 63 68 65
DEWPT                  22 20 15 16 17 16 15 14 10 10  9 13 16 17 15 17 13 14 14
MIN/MAX RH                   17          76          11          59          12
RH                     21 18 17 31 45 63 71 35 18 13 12 24 37 49 55 28 14 12 14
WIND DIR               SW SW  W NW  N  W  W SE  S SW SW SW SW  S  S  S SW SW SW
WIND SPD               21 25 20 13  6  4  3  3  6 14 17 10  6  6  5  5 12 18 20
CLOUDS                 SC FW FW FW FW FW SC SC SC FW SC SC SC SC FW FW FW SC SC
POP 12HR                      5          10           0           0           0
LAL                     1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1
HAINES                  3  3  3  3  3  3  4  4  4  4  4  5  4  4  4  4  3  3  3
10K WIND DIR           SW SW SW  W NW NW NW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W SW
10K WIND SPD           46 46 50 40 34 49 55 48 42 43 43 41 40 36 36 34 34 42 44
MIX HGT                10 13 12  6 <1 <1  1  3  5  8  9  1 <1 <1 <1  1  9 12 12
T WIND DIR             SW SW SW  W NW NW NW  S SW  W  W  W SW SW SW  S SW SW SW
T WIND SPD             35 35 42 27 14  9  4  3 12 23 28 14 10 10  8  8 23 29 33
SMOKE DISP             EX EX EX EX PR PR PR PR FR EX EX PR PR PR PR PR EX EX EX
CRTCL FWX POT           P  P  P  P  U  U  U  U  U  P  P  P  U  U  U  U  P  P  P


DATE               SAT 04/26/14  SUN 04/27/14  MON 04/28/14  TUE 04/29/14
MDT 6HRLY     00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18
UTC 6HRLY     06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00

MIN/MAX            35    64      29    53      24    56      26    60
TEMP          44   35 63 55 37   29 45 48 34   24 45 50 35   26 51 54
DEWPT         20   23 20 25 23   21 17 20 21   18 14 20 22   19 20 22
PWIND DIR          SW    SW      SW     W       W    NW      NW    NW
WIND CHAR         <15   15>     15>   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    SC   SC SC B1 B1   B1 B1 B1 B1   SC SC B1 SC   SC SC SC
POP 12HR            0    20      20    20      20     5       5     5
RAIN                      S  S    S  S  S  S
SNOW                              S  S

BELOW IS A WEATHER ELEMENT KEY FOR THIS PRODUCT DAY 1 THROUGH 3... MAX/MIN TEMP OR MIN/MAX TEMP(F).....MAXIMUM/MINIMUM AIR TEMPERATURE TEMP(F).............................AIR TEMPERATURE DEWPT(F)............................DEW POINT TEMPERATURE MIN/MAX RH OR MAX/MIN RH(%).........MAXIMUM/MINIMUM HUMDITY RH(%)...............................RELATIVE HUMIDITY WIND DIR(8 POINT COMPASS)...........WIND DIRECTION WIND SPD(MPH).......................WIND SPEED CLOUDS(CAT).........................CLOUD COVER CATEGORY EXAMPLE: CL = CLEAR; FW = FEW; SC = SCATTERED; BK = BROKEN; OV = OVERCAST CLOUDS(%)...........................CLOUD COVER AS A PERCENTAGE POP 12HR(%).........................PROBABILITY FOR ACCUMULATING PRECIPITATION WEATHER... TYPE... RAIN...........RAIN RAIN SHWRS.....RAIN SHOWERS TSTMS..........THUNDERSTORMS DRIZZLE........DRIZZLE SNOW...........SNOW SNOWSHWRS......SNOW SHOWERS SLEET..........SLEET FRZG RAIN......FREEZING RAIN FRZG DRZL......FREEZING DRIZZLE K..............SMOKE F..............FOG COVERAGE... IS.............ISOLATED SC.............SCATTERED NM.............NUMEROUS O..............OCCASIONAL S..............SLIGHT CHANCE C..............CHANCE L..............LIKELY WD.............WIDESPREAD D..............DEFINITE AR.............AREAS PA.............PATCHY LAL(CAT)............................LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL HAINES(CAT).........................HAINES INDEX 10K WIND DIR(8 POINT COMPASS).......10000 FOOT WIND DIRECTION 10K WIND SPD(MPH)...................10000 FOOT WIND SPEED MIX HGT(THOUSANDS OF FT AGL)........MIXING HEIGHT EXAMPLE: 6 = 6000 FEET; 12 = 12000 FEET; <1 = LESS THAN 1000 FOOT T WIND DIR(8 POINT COMPASS).........TRANSPORT WIND DIRECTION T WIND SPD(MPH).....................TRANSPORT WIND SPEED SMOKE DISP(CAT(KT-FT))...................SMOKE DISPERSION CATEGORY EXAMPLE: PR = POOR; FR = FAIR; GD = GOOD; VG = VERY GOOD; EX = EXCELLENT CRTCL FWX POT........................CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER POTENTIAL CRTCL FWX POT USES TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, WIND, WIND GUST, AND HAINES EXAMPLE: U = UNLIKELY; P = POSSIBLE; L = LIKELY; S = SEVERE DAY 4 THROUGH 7... MAX/MIN TEMP OR MIN/MAX TEMP(F).....MAXIMUM/MINIMUM AIR TEMPERATURE TEMP(F).............................AIR TEMPERATURE DEWPT(F)............................DEW POINT TEMPERATURE RH(%)...............................RELATIVE HUMIDITY WIND SPD(MPH).......................WIND SPEED EXAMPLE: <15 = LESS THAN 15 MPH; 15> = 15 MPH OR GREATER AVE CLOUDS(CAT).....................AVERAGE CLOUD COVER CATEGORY POP 12HR(%).........................PROBABILITY FOR ACCUMULATING PRECIPITATION WEATHER... SEE DAY 1 THROUGH 3 WEATHER DESCRIPTIONS


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